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Rosmarinus officinalis - 'Primley Blue' (Rosemary)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer early), Blue Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Rosmarinus officinalis - Cultivation Notes

This tough shrubby cullinary herb will tolerate the driest and hottest conditions and flourishes on poor dry soils, being especially happy on chalky soils and coastal locations. Avoid planting in cold exposed spots or shady spots and avoid rich or heavy wet soils. Trim to shape in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Rosmarinus officinalis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Rosmarinus officinalis

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Rosmarinus officinalis:

  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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Common Missspellings: Rosmarenus, Rosmeryiness, Rosemaryiness

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